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Aviation Biofuels

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018) | Viewed by 398

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DENERG-Department of Energy “Galileo Ferraris”, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: hydrothermal carbonization and liquefaction; pyrolysis; biocrude upgrading; biochar and biochar-derived product characterization and use; bio- and thermochemical process integration; biofuels and bioproducts
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to invite submissions of articles, in the form of original research or review papers, to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the topic of “Aviation Biofuels”. Decarbonization of air transport will require the deployment of large amounts of sustainable biojets, which are expected to play the main role in aviation GHG emission reduction in the short- to medium-term. The production of bio-based jet is, however, a very challenging task, either in terms of process development, feedstocks, product specifications, and compliance with ASTM standards, necessary to operate commercial flights: all these issues require in-depth investigation on fuel, components and full-scale engine testing. Assessment of biofuel characteristics and results from analytical and experimental investigations determines the maximum possible level of blending with conventional fossil jets, so that not only the gas turbine, but the entire fuel line and its materials, are compatible with the new bio-components in all operational conditions (take-off and landing, cruise, taxing). Sustainability of biojets also have to be ensured through detailed assessments and certifications of the entire chain, so as to make biojet use eligible in accounting for GHG emission reduction. Scientific contributions in these areas are welcome, exploring new pathways to aviation biofuels, investigating the current status of technologies (gas turbines and related components), reporting on experimental testing on components and gas turbines, and assessing environmental and sustainability performances.

Prof. David Chiaramonti
Guest Editor

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  • New process and pathways towards aviation biofuels
  • Product analysis and assessment of aviation biofuel characteristics
  • Testing of biofuels in aviation engines and system components
  • Performance assessment from both the energy and environmental perspective
  • Sustainability evaluation and certification
  • Assessment of compliance towards ASTM Aviation Biofuels standards

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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